Transfer Students

Transfer applicants who initially meet freshman admission requirements at Jackson State University (listed under Freshman Entrance Requirements), but choose to enroll at another regionally accredited institution, may transfer at any time provided the applicant:

1.     submits a formal application

2.     submits an official transcript from each college or university attended

3.     is in good standing at the last college or university attended

4.     has earned a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale

5.     submits documented proof for measles and rubella immunization compliance, if born after December 1957

Transfer applicants who have completed an applicable associate degree, a higher level degree, or the equivalent, are exempted from freshman admission requirements. Applicants who do not initially meet the freshman entrance requirements must have an overall C average (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) on all college-level work and C average in the following 30 semester hours of college-level work.

TRANSFER COURSE REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE  SPRING 2012

Transfer applicants who have completed an applicable associate degree, a higher level degree, or the equivalent, are exempted from freshman admission requirements. Applicants who do not initially meet the freshman entrance requirements must have an overall C average (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) on all college-level work and C average in the following 30 semester hours of college-level work:

Six (6) semester hours of English CompositionThree (3) semester hours of College Algebra or higher math

Six (6) semester hours of Natural  Science courses

Nine (9) semester hours of Humanities and Fine Arts

Six (6) Semester hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students who have obtained the required 2.0 G.P.A from the last college/university attended but are deficient in the above required courses, must also submit a high school transcript indicating that the applicant qualified initially as a freshman enrollee (See Freshman Requirements).

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

Students transferring to Jackson State University should know the following:

1. Jackson State University does not accept credit courses from colleges/universities when the cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.

2. A maximum of 64.00 semester hours of credit for courses completed at the freshman and sophomore levels will be allowed from a community/junior college toward degree requirements. (Transfer Course Equivalence)

3. Jackson State University does not accept transfer courses with D grades.

4. Jackson State University does not accept credit courses that are classified as remedial or developmental.

5. Students ordinarily receive no transfer credit for courses designed specifically for technical and vocational career programs. The dean of the college or school concerned should be consulted on questions pertaining to the transfer of credits.

6. After earning 64.00 semester hours from any accredited institution, a student may not take additional courses at a community/junior college and have them applied toward a degree from Jackson State University.

7. Any course taken for credit at another institution while a student is enrolled at Jackson State University must have prior written permission of the student's department chair and dean in order for that credit to be accepted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements at Jackson State University.

8. Grades earned in transfer courses will not be shown on the permanent record at Jackson State University and will not be used in calculating Jackson State University grade point averages.

9. Normally, Jackson State University allows full credit on a course taken at another accredited institution if a comparable course is offered at Jackson State University. The final evaluation of transcripts is done by the department responsible for the program of study.

10. All students are required to have the last session of residence or its equivalent at Jackson State University and to complete satisfactorily a minimum of 30.00 semester hours of courses before graduation.

11. A maximum of 98.00 semester hours is transferable from an accredited four year institution

12. A transient (temporary student who wishes to transfer credits to his/her home institution) or a student who wishes to transfer to another institution must request an official transcript of credits to be issued to that institution in accordance with the transcript.